Students explore prospective content for art, then select and use appropriate subjects, symbols, and ideas to make art meaningful in this lesson suited for upper-elementary and middle level classrooms.
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The Great Wave by Katsushika Hokusai
The art of Katsushika Hokusai is so exciting! Get your sixth graders excited about the interesting life and magnificent art of Hokusai while engaging them in a discussion based on critical thinking. Then let them get creative as they...
6th Visual & Performing Arts
Creating Scrolls Based on the Illustrated Tale of Genji
Now these are learning activities full of fun, art, and cultural exploration. Kids consider the art of storytelling through comic book images. They then look at the Tale of Genji as it was written in the 11th century. They discuss...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Samurai as Cultivators of the Arts: Poetry, Theater, and Tea
We don't often think military life and the arts as a two things that go together. Learners will examine how the Samurai and ancient Japanese military men were trained not just to fight, but also to create art through theater, poetry, and...
6th - 8th English Language Arts